Udzungwa Mountains national park

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Altitude: 200 -2500 m.a.m.s.l.

One of several national parks in Tanzania that are part of the southern circuit. It is also a part of the eastern arc mountains, located next to other big parks such as Selous game reserve and Mikumi national park.

Unlike most of the parks in the country there is very little room for game drives, despite there being wild animals such as elephants and buffaloes. Most the roads here are used to take hikers to or from the start of a hiking trail, earning it the title of a hiker's paradise.

What to do there?Camping, hiking, sightseeing, bird watching, walking safaris, most of which require the company of a registered guide or a TANAPA ranger. There are tented campsites and lodges in the area for those who would prefer a more luxurious form of accommodation.

Best time to visit?Any time of the year that is not in the rainy season of March to June, as some of the paths can get a bit slippery and some of the river crossings tougher.

For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.

Location of Udzungwa Mountains national park It sits inside Southern — Tanzania.

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